Take ONE Lansoprazole capsules daily, usually in the morning.
You should take lansoprazole at least 30 minutes before food. Do not crush or chew the capsules.
If you feel dizzy, tired, sick, have a headache or problems with your eyesight after taking lansoprazole, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Lansoprazole 15mg capsules contain lansoprazole 15mg as the active ingredient.
The other inactive ingredients are:
Capsule content: Sugar spheres (sucrose and maize starch), Sodium laurilsulphate, Meglumine, Mannitol (E421), Hypromellose, Macrogol, Talc, Polysorbate 80, Titanium dioxide (E171), Methacrylic Acid-Ethyl Acrylate Copolymer (1:1), Dispersion 30%.
Capsule shell: Gelatin, Titanium dioxide (E171).
Capsule shell of 15mg also contains: Quinoline yellow (E104).
Lansoprazole is a well-established treatment for acid reflux and heartburn. It has been used for many years and monitored to ensure all possible side effects are reported and documented. Most people will not experience side effects when taking Lansoprazole however, if you do they can include:
Common (affects more than 1 in 100 people)
- Feeling dizzy or tired
- General feeling of being unwell
- Stomach pains
- Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting)
Less Common (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
- Dry or sore mouth or throat
- Skin rash and/or itching
- Changes in the way your liver is working (shown by a blood test)
- Joint or muscle pain
- Fluid retention or swelling
- Changes in blood cell counts
- Fracture of the hip, wrist or spine
The following side effects are rare (occur in less than 1 in 1000 patients):
- Restlessness, drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, insomnia, visual disturbances, vertigo
- A change in the way things taste, loss of appetite, inflammation of your tongue (glossitis)
- Skin reactions such as burning or pricking feeling under the skin, bruising, reddening and excessive sweating
- Sensitivity to light
- Hair loss
- Feelings of ants creeping over the skin (paresthesiae), trembling
- Anaemia (paleness)
- Kidney problems
- Inflammation of the liver (may be seen as yellow skin or eyes)
- Breast swelling in males, impotence
- Candidiasis (fungal infection, may affect skin or the mucosa)
- Angioedema; You should see your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of angioedema, such as swollen face, tongue or pharynx, difficulty to swallow, hives and difficulties to breath.
The following side effects are very rare (occur in less than 1 in 10000 patients):
- Severe hypersensitivity reactions including shock. Symptoms of a hypersensitivity reaction may include fever, rash, swelling and sometimes a fall in blood pressure.
- Inflammation of your mouth (stomatitis).
- Colitis (bowel inflammation).
- Changes in test values such as sodium, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Very severe skin reactions with reddening, blistering, severe inflammation and skin loss.
- Very rarely Lansoprazole may cause a reduction in the number of white blood cells and your resistance to infection may be decreased. If you experience an infection with symptoms such as fever and serious deterioration of your general condition, or fever with local infection symptoms such as sore throat/pharynx/mouth or urinary problems you should see your doctor immediately. A blood test will be taken to check possible reduction of white blood cells (agranulocytosis).
Symptoms that seem like GORD (indigestion, nausea, heartburn & reflux) can also be signs of other underlying conditions that require treatment. See your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following:
- Significant weight loss for no reason.
- Stomach pain.
- Problems swallowing.
- Unexplained vomiting (or vomiting that contains blood).
- Passing black or blood-stained stools.
- Severe or persistent diarrhoea.
- Severe liver problems.
Do not take Lansoprazole and see your doctor if:
- You are allergic (hypersensitive) to Lansoprazole or any of the other ingredients of these capsules (see 'Ingredients'). Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
- You are taking a medicine containing atazanavir (used to treat HIV).
Do not take Lansoprazole if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
You should not buy Lansoprazole capsules online if:
- You have liver problems Your doctor may want to adjust your dose and needs to monitor your blood levels.
- You need to treat Helicobacter Pylori - you will reuiqre additional medicines and medical supervision.
- If you are at risk of a fracture of the hip, wrist or spine. This means patients who are unsteady, have a history of falls, are suffering with osteoporosis or those who are taking corticosteroids.
- Your symptoms have not been investigated by your doctor to rule out any serious causes.
- You have been taking Lansoprazole for more than one year and you have not had a yearly check-up with your doctor.
- You suffer with serious diarrhoea, stomach pain or notice blood in your stool whilst taking Lansoprazole capsules - you should see your GP for invesigation.
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before buying Lansoprazole. Do this even if they applied only in the past.
You should not take Lansoprazole with the following medicines:
- Ketoconazole, itraconazole, rifampicin (used to treat infections).
- Digoxin (used to treat heart problems).
- Theophylline (used to treat asthma).
- Tacrolimus (used to prevent transplant rejection).
- Fluvoxamine (used to treat depression and other psychiatric problems).
- Antacids (used to treat heartburn or acid regurgitation).
- Sucralfate (used for healing ulcers).
- St John’s wort sometimes called Hypericum perforatum (used to treat mild depression)
If you are not sure about the other medicines you are taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lansoprazole.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Due to insufficient evidence of the use of Lansoprazole in pregnancy and breastfeeding, the use is not recommended and you should speak to your doctor before use.
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